About Preserved Botanicals
Creative by Nature Home at Blakeney Charlotte, NC Main Store
At Creative by Nature HOME, we select the finest preserved flowers from Europe, South America, Africa, and the United States. We work very closely with our vendors who travel the world looking for new and exciting products.

Most of our botanicals are preserved. Preserved flowers are harvested and put through a process which removes most of the moisture in the plant and replaces it with glycerin. Glycerin is natural, eco-friendly, and biodegradeable. This process leaves the flowers supple and natural looking, while preventing any further drying. In some cases natural dyes are used to enrich the colors.

Some elements such as grasses, wheats, and pods are dried using hot air. Often these products are dyed to mimic nature.

In contrast to manufactured artificial materials, preserved and dried botanicals give a fresh and natural look that will last for years, while remaining environmentally friendly.


With a little maintenance you can make sure your dried and perserved flowers retain their natural beauty for years to come. Display your arrangement away from direct sunlight and any areas with high humidity. Every few months use a hairdryer on a low, cool setting to blow the dust off of the arrangement. Also, a spray is available at Creative by Nature HOME that protects the arrangement and extends its life. With proper care, it is common for arrangements to last for 7 or 8 years.

Come in to see our extensive collection of dried and preserved botanicals.
  • Preseved hydrangea in 8+ colors
  • Preserved greenery including lepto, seeded eucalyptus, and salal (lemon leaves)
  • Pods, grasses and sticks - unusual and exotic oranamentals to give added detail and texture.
  • Getting Started Design your own dried floral arrangement

    Create your first floral arrangement. This tutorial includes helpful tools for floral design, tips on foaming the container, selecting preserved flowers, and arrangeing the flowers.

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